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View Poll Results: Which Country's Car do you like?(You can do multi-choice.)
France 89 14.54%
Germany 342 55.88%
Italy 146 23.86%
Japan 188 30.72%
S.Korea 46 7.52%
Sweden 66 10.78%
U.K. 76 12.42%
U.S.A 76 12.42%
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Old October 10th, 2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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Which Country's Car do you like?

birthplace/ representative cars

France____Renault, Peugeot
Germany__Mercedes, VW
Italy_____Fiat, Ferrari
Japan____Toyota, Honda
S.Korea___Hyundai
Sweden___Volvo
U.K.______Rover, Jaguar
U.S.A_____GM, Ford

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Old October 10th, 2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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German cars.
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Old October 10th, 2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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BMW All The Way!
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Old October 10th, 2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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Old October 10th, 2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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Germany: BMW, Merecedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche.
I think I'm missing some
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Old October 10th, 2004, 11:19 PM   #6
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Germany
Mercedes
BMW
Porshe

Italy
Ferrari
Lamborgini

Japan
Nissan
Toyota
Honda
Suzuki

U.K.
Bently
Rolls Royce

U.S.A
Ford
Lincoln
Cadillac

But the US cars are'nt as great as the other country's.
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Old October 10th, 2004, 11:58 PM   #7
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Germany and Japan
Mercedes, BMW, Lexus(Toyota's premium class)
These names come to mind immediately.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 12:03 AM   #8
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reliability: japan (hondas)
style: germany (mercedes)

the US stopped building really good cars 30 years ago...
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Old October 11th, 2004, 02:34 AM   #9
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I dont want to sound snobby but why did you choose Rover as the representative of the UK? Surely Jaguar(or even Vauxhall, at a push) would have been the more obvious choice?

That aside, I would still have to go for the Germans, their cars are rivaled only by the finest British Marques.

American Cars make me feel sad. What they lack in Style, Practicality, Engineering and Performance, they more than make up with ridiculously large fuel comsumption due to completely oversized engines. (I mean no offence, thats just what I think - I may be completely wrong about what I have said)

Europian cars are clearly the only way forward.(Japanese cars are not far behind)
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Old October 11th, 2004, 05:28 AM   #10
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Germany. I can cruise at 160 km/h in my VW Passat and the car will convince me that I'm going 100 km/h. Germans really know how to make cars that are rock-solid even at high speed.

Unfortunately, VW's electric systems aren't as robust, and the maintenance is horrifyingly expensive.

Japanese cars are the second choice. They're very reliable, but they don't give as satisfying an experience (excluding sports cars). IMO, they don't feel as intimate (no "character").
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Old October 11th, 2004, 06:58 AM   #11
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I like Audi A4/S4, and Japanese sport cars.....
 
Old October 11th, 2004, 10:32 AM   #12
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Quote:
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I dont want to sound snobby but why did you choose Rover as the representative of the UK? Surely Jaguar(or even Vauxhall, at a push) would have been the more obvious choice?

That aside, I would still have to go for the Germans, their cars are rivaled only by the finest British Marques.

American Cars make me feel sad. What they lack in Style, Practicality, Engineering and Performance, they more than make up with ridiculously large fuel comsumption due to completely oversized engines. (I mean no offence, thats just what I think - I may be completely wrong about what I have said)

Europian cars are clearly the only way forward.(Japanese cars are not far behind)
Umm...why American cars make you sad? Do you know Mazda, Aston Martin, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover all own by The American, Hummer, SAAB all own by American ...what you think about American cars are the low end Ford, Buick or chevrolet...but American also make some really good one like Cadillac and Corvette...
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Old October 11th, 2004, 11:27 AM   #13
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Old October 11th, 2004, 06:25 PM   #14
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Thats fair enough - i just dont think of America when I look at a jaguar. I didnt know ford owned mazda though! Didnt know saab was owned by an american car manufacturer aswell. I suppose when you think about it there are few car manufacturers that actually own themselves at all any more, whic is a bit of a shame, in my opinion.

With regards to american cars in general, I do admit that I was a bit rash in generalising such a huge selection of cars into one (quite scathing) statement. Its just that I've been in the US quite a few times now, and have been in quite a few different types of car - the last one was a cadillac(brand new, couldnt tell you the model though). It was nice, but it just lacked something that the likes of mercedes or audi etc have. The car before was a Buick, incedentally - not very impressive, although we have our fair share of crap cars over here in the UK aswell....

Sorry if I came across like a bit of a prat earlier!
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You people cant think that way.......although Mazda is owned by Ford, it's more Japanese than American, just like Volvo always reminds me of Sweden but never USA. It's totally European
 
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Old October 11th, 2004, 11:38 PM   #17
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Quote:
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Umm...why American cars make you sad? Do you know Mazda, Aston Martin, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover all own by The American, Hummer, SAAB all own by American ...what you think about American cars are the low end Ford, Buick or chevrolet...but American also make some really good one like Cadillac and Corvette...

Well let me say this. I live in LA and most cars here are Japanese cars. American cars are kinda in a way not interesting to look at. Their interior are the worst, no design at all and heavy use of cheap plastic and big fat buttons...sigh. Ford on the other hand is improving their cars both exterior and interior so is Chrysler. Pontiac, Chevy, Buick, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Lincoln are just simply boring. Cadillac is just odd right now with their angular design.

Volvo, Aston, Mazda, L Rover, and SAAB are owned by Ford but they are still made in their own countries except Mazda. Volvos are still being designed and manufactured in Sweden, same goes for SAAB. Aston Martin and Jaguar is still being manufactured in Britian not USA so they are not American cars but European car companies with an american boss paying them to make good cars.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 11:40 PM   #18
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I like Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Maserati, Jaguar, Volvo and Porsche.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 11:42 PM   #19
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I like British cars. Even though Jaguar is now American, it originated in Great Britain. Other British cars I like are Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Range Rover.
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Isn't America home to one of the fastest cars in the world? The Saleen S7. The car goes from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. Price tag is about $400,000.

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